Sit 'n Sleep's friendly staff of sleep consultants take slumber seriously, spending months to learn the ins and outs of sleep health, mattress selection, and customer service. With their extensive expertise, these wink whisperers help snoozers find the perfect person-size pillow on which to repose or languidly mispronounce French poetry; choose from a panoply of twin, full, queen, king, and Cal king varietals. Guests can find restful vibes manifested in a bevy of mattress brands, from Sealy to Simmons, and types, from memory foam to latex.
Covering oneself in mud, clambering up a jungle gym, and crawling through a tunnel is not how most people spend their Sunday mornings. But for competitors in the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race Presented by Subaru, it’s business as usual. During a three- or six-mile run, participants test their endurance and strength as they tackle more than 20 challenges in between sprints. These include leaping over marine hurdles, walking across balance beams, and clenching your teeth until tiny wings sprout from your ankles. Youngsters can join in on the fun, too—the Adventure Kids course pits ages 4–13 against child-sized obstacles and a mud pit. Following the race, winners in their division earn awards, then celebrate during a post-race after-party.
A First Impression renews homes with new carpets, upholstery, and bedding and has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News for its ability to revitalize furniture. Much like a shape-shifting silver dollar, A First Impression’s custom projects vary in price, but pricing starts at $45 per hour for labor plus the cost of materials. Line foot highways in new floor fur, choosing from more than 15 brands. The cost of carpet is $19.95 per yard, which includes installation and 7-pound padding. Homeowners can also redecorate rooms with drapes ($58 for a 2’ window including installation), reupholstered dining-room chairs ($35 each), sofas ($99/ft. plus a flat labor rate of $99), or custom sheets, comforters, and pillowcases ($45/hour for labor, material costs vary).
Sometimes you just can't fight the urge to blow a globe of dandelion seeds inside the house. These tiny, parachuting seeds may be so pleasing to the eye for the way they defy gravy and refract light from the TV, but—like the moon and most other things of great beauty—they have a dark side. They are truly classified as pieces of floating dust and detritus that can end up floating into an air-circulation return, or worse, sticking to your clothes with a one-way ticket to a hellish dryer vent.
And that's where the licensed and bonded technicians of Fresh Air Duct Services come in. They apply their extensive expertise while clearing out air ducts and checking up on HVAC systems, all the while evicting the dust, allergens, and other contaminants that drag down your indoor air quality and pump up your cooling and heating bills. And don't neglect those dryer vents, because the very heat that makes your freshly washed towels fun to snuggle up in can also start fires if the wrong trash gets plugged up in there. And when the crew from Fresh Air Duct Services comes a'knockin', be sure to ask them about installing electrostatic filters and germicidal UV lamps that can very well preempt future breathing crises and sneezing fits. Gesundheit!
On first impression, J Raw Fitness seems a strange name for trainer Jude Lee’s Westlake Village fitness studio. Having refined his workout programs over the course of 20 years in the fitness industry, Lee’s skills are anything but raw. No moniker, however, could more fittingly describe the personal and group workouts he and his team of trainers lead students through on a daily basis—intense, no-nonsense routines that sculpt muscles and take no calories prisoner. The large, brightly lit facility hums with energy as students of all abilities sweat and grunt through high-intensity cardio classes, yoga stretches, and dumbbell lifts. The diverse list of classes is just one means by which the trainers strive to keep workouts interesting and varied; on the first Sunday of every month, they head down to a local beach to conduct fitness boot camps and arm-wrestle muscle-bound octopuses.